PELMANISM is the only recent winner on show although that success came over 6f here last week. However, today's opposition is that poor, Brian Ellison's charge may get away with today's longer trip on this occasion and he gets the vote. A few of these have won over track and trip in the past but none arrive in decent form. Delightful Sleep has claims on his form early in the year and Glenridding finished closer over 7f at this track last week though little separated him and Spirit Of Gondree here earlier in the month.
Pelmanism 5-1 (8-10) Pushed along and outpaced towards rear, reminders over 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, strong run to lead well inside final furlong, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (5) pol beating Amethyst Dawn (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Delightful Sleep 7-4 (9-12) Pressed leader 2f, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 16l behind Matraash (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) fm.
Save The Bees 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, chased leaders on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Warden Bond 66-1 (8-9) With leader center until merged with far side group over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Azma (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Star City (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, lost 3rd place close home, 4th of 11, 7l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
High On The Hog (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Not much room after start, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 17l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Took keen hold early, held up, not much room when headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Safwaan (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Glenridding 12-1 (9-2) Led, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
George Benjamin 20-1 (8-13) Stated slowly, soon tailed off, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Arabian Flight 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 6l behind Big Sylv (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Thewinningmachine 20-1 (8-8) In touch in 5th, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Yojojo (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
John Potts 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden disputing well held 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear center until merged with far side group over 5f out, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 8l behind Azma (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.